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Howard Charles, MD

Howard Charles, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Ophthalmology-Retinal Specialist

Dr. Howard Charles received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internship at The New York Hospital/ Memorial Sloan-Kettering and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the "Top Doctors" award by Westchester Magazine, New York Magazine Best Doctors Award and has been recognized as Best Doctors in America for multiple years. Dr. Charles is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and practices at Mount Kisco Office, Putnam Hospital Center and Rye Office.


Mount Kisco Office - 100
100 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549-3412


Retinal Patients: Please use side entrance (located on the left side of the building) for handicap parking and easy access to the retinal office.

Rye Office
150 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580-2142

Monday, Thursday

Awards & Recognition

New York Magazine Best Doctors Award: 2014, 2021

Best Doctors in America: 2013-2014, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2015, 2017 - 2021

  • Westchester Magazine: 2014 & 2015, 2017-2021




Undergraduate & Graduate

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 1981

Medical Education

Albany Medical College: 1981


Internal Medicine
The New York Hospital/ Memorial Sloan-Kettering: 1982


Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center: 1985


Retinal and Vitreous Diseases and Uveitis
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary: 1987
Retinal Vascular Disease
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Eye Center/ University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary: 1985

Board Certifications



Hospital Affiliations

Montefiore Medical Center
Northern Westchester Hospital
White Plains Hospital
Wetchester Medical Center

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester